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  • posted a message on Stranger things secret lair spoiler and upcoming secret lairs

    This is not an obstacle, exactly. The Magic-ized version of the stranger thing cards aren’t going to be like the Godzilla cards that list the name of the original.

    Has that been confirmed?

    The only thing that will stop a deck from including 4 copies of each is that the oracle entry for the card will dictate that they are the same card.

    Having to look on gatherer to see if a card in your deck is the same as another might cause problems, the Godzilla style of cards would alleviate that without having to look up information on the internet.
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  • posted a message on Stranger things secret lair spoiler and upcoming secret lairs

    They have staunchly refused to commit to making TWD cards to my knowledge and they have specifically stated that the guarantee to reprint all new cards through the list does NOT apply to TWD, though they have maintained that it is possible for them to do so in the future.

    Likely the reason for it being licensing issues cause even MTG variants of TWD cards would require using TWD character names on them and they likely didn't renew the license or whatever goes with that process.
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  • posted a message on Stranger things secret lair spoiler and upcoming secret lairs
    Quote from Mana Goat »

    Unfortunately WOTC is very butt hurt over the fact that they do not have final say over format. Hence they keep making cards specifically to mess with it's rules.

    And honestly these new cards really are just a middle finger to the player base. They say these will have normal printed versions, but here's the thing. Those prints will be on the list which is about 300 cards that you might get one of for every 4 packs and of those 300 cards there is a heavy amount of cheap chaff cards. They are just making a new kinda mythic that is even harder to get.

    What are you talking about? It'll be fun when they create another Reserved list of Magic variants as they fall off The List and there's only a few thousand of them at best. It's a company's dream come true that they can have whales open thousands of packs for just one of these crossover cards.

    Heavy sarcasm if that wasn't clear.
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  • posted a message on Stranger things secret lair spoiler and upcoming secret lairs

    I like the Mirrodinsanity cards but you really should get a playset of each. At one copy they can keep them for that price.

    That's basically the problem with every "basics" SL, only one each is usually awful unless you strictly want the art.
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  • posted a message on Stranger things secret lair spoiler and upcoming secret lairs
    I knew it was only a bit of time until one of these cards would fit perfectly in one of my decks. Mindflayer is that exactly. A shame I won't get it.

    The Innistrad utility land Secret Lair better be costed at $20 else it won't be worth it, and even at that price it's not good.
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  • posted a message on Stranger things secret lair spoiler and upcoming secret lairs
    I know nothing about Stranger Things and don't know if these represent the characters well, but that still doesn't stop me from shaking my head and rolling my eyes as I looked at and read each one of these.
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  • posted a message on Crimson vow previews start on October 28th
    Quote from Kilamandaros »
    Disagree it's too fast, this feels more like the set blocks of yesteryear which is a good thing. Spending longer to get the feel of a plane before shooting off somewhere else rather than one and done.

    Also you can't blame them for starting previews around Halloween for Innistrad can you?

    They are right in that it feel fast as they are shoving in this set much quicker than they normally would though I have forgotten if this replaces the January set or if this is an extra set. It's so difficult to keep track of all the Magic stuff nowadays and what random stuff they change or throw in nowadays.
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  • posted a message on Innistrad Double Feature and Commander Collection Black
    Quote from MrMoustacheMM »

    Hahahahaha that's hilarious. "Go to a store with a draft." Right, because restrictions will be lifted in the next two months, what with delta variant cases on the rise again.

    Umm....right now Covid in America is starting to dip down again, again, likely will jump up once again thanks to holidays, again, but thanks to the vaccine and masks many stores have reopened. I don't know about yours, but both of mine nearby have reopened earlier this year and hold game nights on the regular.

    If you can't go to the store you could just buy a few packs from your store and do a draft in your home. You still don't need to buy a box to do a draft.
    Quote from DL_Ojutai »

    But I'm not sure the original comment is useful anyway. Lots of people buy boxes to draft with friends, which seems like the primary market for something like this. Different experience than wanting to go to an LGS. Not to mention we don't know how the set is curated (i.e., are 3 packs of this the same as a 2/1 or totally different), so the draft experience could be pretty different.

    If they are buying multiple boxes than one of each Innistrad 3 to facilitate both sets will have been possible for two months before this product. Again, this product adds nothing that you couldn't already do before it came out.

    Block drafts were a thing and players didn't need a separate product to make it happen. All WotC is doing here is selling you the same stuff again 2-4 months after they came out. Don't get swindled.
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  • posted a message on Innistrad Double Feature and Commander Collection Black
    Quote from MrMoustacheMM »

    That costs more than buying one single box and just drafting it. No spending time figuring out who gets 2 packs of this and one pack of that. No spending extra money buying single packs. No spending extra money buying 2 boxes. Just buy this one box, draft it, done.

    Or you don't have to buy a box and you can go to a store with a draft with 2-1/1-2 in the two months before this comes out and after Crimson Vow and skip buying a box entirely.
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  • posted a message on Innistrad Double Feature and Commander Collection Black
    Quote from Dale Dan Tony »
    If you love drafting, then it's probably something you'd like to pick up for a new drafting exoerience.

    But if you love drafting wouldn't you have done a 2-1/1-2 draft and therefore by the time this comes out it's just selling you something you've already done?

    That's the thing with this product, it's not offering anything you can't/couldn't already do. Maybe if they had some Innistrad 1-2 cards thrown in for some fun then at least this would be offering something unique, but without it it's just selling you the same thing that would have been available for two months before it.

    Outside of new art this offers nothing new in neither experience nor cards, at the very least if this had Innistrad 1+2 it would offer cards not reprinted in some time in a, hopefully, Standard price set, but it doesn't.
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  • posted a message on Innistrad Double Feature and Commander Collection Black
    Quote from MrMoustacheMM »

    Or, I can buy this handy product and not have to worry about all that. Also, then I only have to buy one box, instead of buying two and splitting them up (or buying a bunch of loose packs, which will cost significantly more).

    Do you have to buy a box? Seems like if you're going to be doing drafts with people they could bring their own packs and/or you could just pool the money together and get multiple boxes anyways. If you're doing enough drafting to buy two boxes of this product you could buy two boxes of the two sets.

    There's really no problem that this product fixes and really it's just a weaker version of the Alara premium packs.
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  • posted a message on Innistrad Double Feature and Commander Collection Black

    (They kinda did that in the past, like with the Premium all foil Shards of Alara packs, which had cards of all the sets in the block, so it was a 3-in-1 thing)

    I wouldn't really say that's comparable to this as that was strictly just a premium product, but I can understand the comparison.
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  • posted a message on Innistrad Double Feature and Commander Collection Black
    Quote from MrMoustacheMM »

    Which set do you draft 2 packs of? Then your draft is skewed one way or the other.

    Either? Choose two of one and one of the other? Again, back when blocks were a thing that's how it happened and yes both Innistrad 3 sets will be large sets, but the solution definitely isn't "here's another product."
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  • posted a message on Innistrad Double Feature and Commander Collection Black
    Quote from MrMoustacheMM »

    Seriously question who exactly buys into these products, somebody clearly does

    Drafters. It's a draft product. The whole point of it existing is to try drafting both sets together.

    That option will exist when Innistrad 3-2 comes out, just like it used to when blocks were a thing. Didn't need a new product to do it.
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  • posted a message on Innistrad Double Feature and Commander Collection Black
    So let me get this straight. We used to do block drafts all the time and now instead of just stores doing 1-2/2-1 of both Innistrad 3's sets they.....create an entire product just to do it.

    How much you wanna bet these packs will be an extra buck or two?
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